May, 2018

So, You Inherited a Failing Project…Here’s What to Do Next

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: I’ve inherited a sinking ship of a project. I didn’t know things were so bad when I took it on, and now it looks like I have a turnaround situation on my hands.

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What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

Mike Clayton. What makes a brilliant project leader? I spoke to Dr. Mike Clayton, author of Brilliant Project Leader, , and the brains behind OnlinePMCourses.com. We talked about the key skills and talents of people who make excellent project leaders. This is what he had to say.

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Cure Your Zombie PMO

Planview

Breaking news update: as I previously reported in the blog, “ Symptoms of the Zombie PMO ,” zombification is still proliferating in businesses throughout the world.

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Scheduling Team Members According to Agile Practices

Eylean

Team member management and scheduling is one of the key components in project manager’s responsibilities. It is according to these efforts that your project faith relies in most cases.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

4 Trends That Will Transform Project Management

LiquidPlanner

In the world of project management, change is constant. From technology improvements to shifts in how teams collaborate and work together both in-house and around the world, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to keep up with the rapid pace of flux.

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More Trending

Fixed price contracting and Agile

Musings on Project Management

In my book, Project Management the Agile Way, now in its 2nd Edition, I make this statement in the chapter on contracts: Firm Fixed Price (FFP) completion contracts are inappropriate for contracting agile. I got an email from a reader challenging that assertion, to which responded: I always start by asserting that agile is a "fixed price" methodology. But, there is a big difference. agile contract

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Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (2 of 9) “Inclusive Leader”

Green Project Management

This second installment of Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager focuses on the “Inclusive Leader.” Mahatma Gandhi is quoted as saying “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.”

Challenges of Gender in Project Management

Arras People

Gender equality in the work place is a massive topic in today’s world. The movement for gender equality is bigger than ever and this has been emphasised recently in Hollywood ( even the Queen got paid less than Prince Philip!

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How to Actually Develop a Project Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Featuring baselines, subsidiary plans, and other ancillary plans Do you know the 5Ps? Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. If this is true, why is it that some project managers put so little time in developing a project management plan?

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

6 Easy Ways to Manage Group Think and Risk at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton , the brains behind Online PM Courses.com. It’s an edited extract from his book Risk Happens ! Dr Mike Clayton. In the 1970s, the social psychologist Irving Janis examined how groups make decisions.

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Project Quality Management – A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

When you’re managing a project, the Triple Constraint is always foremost in your head. How can you control the scope, schedule and cost of the project? But there is a fourth concern that is just as important and is sometimes forgotten in the maelstrom of project management, and that is quality.

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RACI Made Simple. How To Create A Responsibility Assignment Matrix That Actually Works

The Digital Project Manager

You hear the term RACI, and inwardly groan. Far from the slightly exciting sounding acronym, The post RACI Made Simple. How To Create A Responsibility Assignment Matrix That Actually Works appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Planning PM Skills & Best Practices

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Characteristics of a Sustainable Project Manager (1 of 9) “Benefits Focused”

Green Project Management

There are a countless number of blog posts, books, articles, and papers on project competence or the application of knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to achieve the desired results (See the IPMA ICB 4.0)

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

The Current Project Management Job Climate

Arras People

The Report on Jobs is a monthly publication produced by IHS Markit and sponsored by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The report looks at both permanent and temporary jobs in a number of different sectors.

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Timing is everything for your team!

Kiron Bondale

Those of us who have managed projects with team members dispersed across distant time zones are well aware of the risks caused by geographic, cultural and temporal distance.

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Get Your Projects Started With OnlinePMcourses Fast Start Program

Girl's Guide to PM

Get 30% off the Fast Start Program project management training, and accelerate your way to project management success! I’m delighted to be partnering with project management trainer extraordinaire Dr Mike Clayton from OnlinePMcourses to bring you a special offer on his Fast Start Program.

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The Perfect New Hire Checklist – Use this Free Template

ProjectManager.com

The long, arduous hiring process is finally over. You’ve whittled down the many qualified candidates to that one individual who checks all the boxes on your list. They’re going to be a great addition to the team. So, now you can get back to business as usually, right? Wrong.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

9 Simple Ways to Quickly Start a Project

Project Risk Coach

I wish I had a dime for every time that I have been handed a project with a deadline of yesterday. You've been there too? Well, let's talk about some practical steps that we can take to quickly start a project. Jumpstarting a new project requires time and focus.

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5 Ways to Instantly Build Rapport for Increased Trust and Improved Relationships

Project Bliss

The ability to build rapport with others is often seen as a mysterious skill to those who don’t have it. Many people have a hard time connecting with and building relationships easily with others. They’re often frustrated that communication isn’t as easy as they’d like it to be.

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PMO Career Advice Sessions in London

Arras People

Next week our very own Lindsay Scott will be bringing the PMO Flashmob to London on the 9 th and 10 th of May. This event taking place in the Aldgate East area will feature 3 sessions over the 2 days. 9 th /10 th May – 1-2-1 Career Sessions.

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Gantt charts still have a place in the agile-verse!

Kiron Bondale

Those of you who have followed me for a while will know that I value pragmatism over absolutism when it comes to delivery practices, tools and techniques. Pick the right tool for the right job should be a guiding principle followed by all project teams. Easier said than done!

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

An Introduction to Project Steering Groups

Girl's Guide to PM

A Project Steering Group is the oversight committee of a project. You might use the term Project Board or Governance Committee, or something else that means a similar thing. All projects should have one, but the make up of the group depends on your project.

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10 Project Management Buzzwords and What They Mean

ProjectManager.com

Jargon is how professionals or people within a specialized group talk. It’s like code or shorthand, really, a way to address specifics to their trade or interests. Think of it as special words or expressions that are opaque to most but clearly understood by those in the know.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Project Stakeholders Happy

Project Risk Coach

Every project has stakeholders—individuals, groups, and organizations that may be impacted by the project or may impact the project in a negative or positive manner. Your stakeholders have different views. Some are resistant. Some are neutral. Others are supportive or leading.

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How to Successfully Close a Project. Project Closure Best Practices

The Digital Project Manager

The thing is launched! The developers have dispersed, the designers have high-fived, all of the items on your launch checklist have been dutifully checked off. Maybe there’s still confetti floating down from the ceiling. Your project is done! Or is it? The post How to Successfully Close a Project.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Project Manager Interview: Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy

Project Bliss

Dmitriy Nizhebetskiy owns PMBasics101.com where he writes about Project Management. Gallatin, TN is the nicest place in America! Who knew? When he told me he was traveling from Kiev, Ukraine to Nashville, Tennessee, I headed over from Memphis.

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How many concurrent projects following an agile delivery approach can your company sustain?

Kiron Bondale

Organizations that are in the midst of an agile transformation will often track how many projects within their portfolios are being delivered following an agile lifecycle.

OFFICIAL! Project sponsorship has been declared null and void.

Ron Rosenhead

At a meeting of the International Project Management Convocation (IProMco) this month, the Board ruled there was no need for projects to have a project sponsor. The Board suggested that as the role was not being played out fully by project sponsors then it was ‘unnecessary.’

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